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In international relations, an aide-mémoire (French pronunciation: [ɛdmemwaʁ], memory aid) is a proposed agreement or negotiating text circulated informally among delegations for discussion without committing the originating delegation's country to the contents. It has no identified source, title, or attribution and no standing in the relationship involved. Such a text is also referred to as a non-paper in many international organizations, including the General Agreement on Tariffs and Trade/World Trade Organization and sometimes within the European Union.
The term also has a more general meaning, as a French loanword, meaning "a memory-aid; a reminder or memorandum, especially a book or document serving this purpose."
The British Army issues Tactical Aide Memoires (TAM) to officers and soldiers as reminder guides outlining tactics and techniques.
- "AIDE MEMOIRE INTEGRATED FRAMEWORK DIAGNOSTIC STUDY – YEMEN PRELIMINARY VISIT FEBRUARY 4 –13, 2002. (yemen_am.pdf)" (pdf). Enhanced Integrated Framework. Retrieved 18 October 2016.
- "Aide-Mémoire 7th Session of the UN Human Rights Council 3rd to 28th March 2008" (PDF). International Society Human Rights (ISHR).
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